Nebraska Authors

Nancy G. Westerfield

Born 1925-12-24 Cincinnati, OH (USA)

Died 2015-11-05
Kearney, NE (USA)

Buried
Kearney, NE (USA)
Saint Luke's Episcopal Church Columbarium,

Nebraska poet and writer, she was married to writer Hargis Westerfield.

Places Lived

Kearney, NE 1925-65
Ohio
Indiana
Oklahoma
Texas
Arkansas
Michigan
Kentucky
Mississippi

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Poetry

Keywords

Poetry; Short fiction; Journalism

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Master of English and Fine Arts Degree, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Occupation

Pastoral Ministry
Librarian
Poet
Writer

Places Worked

St. Luke's Church, Kearney, NE
University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE

Honors

Kansas City Star Prize, 1970
S.B. Benet Narrative Poem Prize, 1971
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing, 1975
National Catholic Poetry Prize, 1979, 1991
Yaddo Guest, 1979, 1981

Associations

Bibliography

Incomplete listing:
Welded Women. 1983.
All My Grandmothers Could Sing. 1984. (contributor)
Morning of the Marys. 1986.

750 poems published in several periodicals and articles

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